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On Islamic Calendar, A Time Of Reflection

On Islamic Calendar, A Time Of Reflection

Relying On Lunar Calculations Or Their Own Eyes, Muslims Greet The Crescent Moon And The Beginning Of Ramadan. January 10, 1997|By Terry Wilson, Tribune Staff Writer.   Eyes were trained skyward in Muslim communities throughout the world Thursday night as the faithful...
Muslims Mark Holiest Day

Muslims Mark Holiest Day

Albany Times Union (Albany, NY) April 29, 1996 Byline: SARAH CHRISTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK — Thousands of New York Muslims celebrated Islam’s holiest day on Sunday by praying and giving to the poor. Eidul Adha, the festival of charity, commemorates...
Muslims Say Cops Violated Mosque

Muslims Say Cops Violated Mosque

Priest’s Arrest Stirs Controversy   April 17, 1996 | By Stephen Franklin, Tribune Staff Writer.   Khalifah Islam is a tall, rather hefty man with a strong handshake and a convert’s fiery passion for his religion, Islam.   He also believes in...
Area Muslims Fight 'False Stereotypes'

Area Muslims Fight 'False Stereotypes'

September 03, 1993 | By Stephen Franklin, Tribune Staff Writer. They pour into the large meeting room, filling almost every inch, and silently take their places three floors above the midday roar of downtown Chicago. They are businessmen on a fast lunch break, and...
Islam Rising: Muslims Enter American Mainstream

Islam Rising: Muslims Enter American Mainstream

The second generation is at home with U.S. social and political norms and proud of its heritage. But it’s worried about prejudice and misunderstanding. April 06, 1993|LARRY B. STAMMER and SOMINI SENGUPTA | TIMES STAFF WRITERS   First came the thunderous...